ABS-CBN takes Care Bears with Rob the Robot

Singaporean broadcaster ABS-CBN has acquired a trio of children’s programmes from regional distributor Bomanbridge Media. The deal comprises Care Bears Welcome to Care-A-Lot, Care Bears and Cousins and Rob the Robot. American Greetings Entertainment sub-licenses regional distribution rights for the Care Bears titles to Bomanbridge, while One Animation produces Rob the Robot. “These shows have […]

Former ABC kids chief resurfaces at Corus

Deidre Brennan has resurfaced at Corus Entertainment, and will be vice president of kids content at the Canadian media giant. She joins having recently exited Australian pubcaster ABC where she oversaw its kids channels and content. Corus’ kids brands include YTV, Treehouse, Teletoon and the local versions of Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and the Disney channels. […]

DQ Entertainment taken off AIM

Producer and distributor DQ Entertainment has ceased trading on the AIM exchange. A regulatory announcement issued this morning revealed the kids content company has been taken off AIM as of today. The company had previously told the market that it had been scouting for a nominated advisor, as required by the rules of AIM, but […]

Splash’s Atlan resurfaces at Gaumont

A day after his departure from Splash Entertainment was announced, Nicholas Atlan has resurfaced as president of animation at Franco-US prodco Gaumont. Atlan (pictured) is taking on the new post, which is based in LA, as Gaumont plots a significant push into animated series development and feature films. He will report to Gaumont CEO Sidonie […]

Alcuni shopping Mini Pet Pals in Cannes

The sequel to the popular kids series Pet Pals will launch internationally at MIPTV next month. Mini Pet Pals is produced by Italy’s Grupo Alcuni alongside Rai Fiction. The 2D preschool series follows the six characters from the first series – Top Hat, Nameless, Pio, Holly, Moby and Diva – but at a younger age. […]

Superprod digging into Octopus’s Garden at MIPTV

French kids prodco Superprod is making an animated version of Octopus’s Garden, the kids book based on the eponymous song by The Beatles. The book, published by Simon & Schuster, features the lyrics from the Ringo Starr-penned song and illustrations from Ben Cort (Aliens Love Underpants). The book has sold three million copies and has […]

Hulu scoops exclusive Curious George

Hulu has netted an exclusive deal for kids show Curious George. The deal gives the US streaming and catch-up service exclusive rights to new and library episodes of the animated series, including specials and movies. Hulu will play the Curious George content in the ad-free Hulu Kids section of its service. The agreement, struck between […]

CBeebies to make MENA debut through beIN

BBC pre-school channel CBeebies is due to launch in the Middle East and North Africa region for the first time as a full channel service in April. The children’s network will be available exclusively with an English audio feed to subscribers of satellite TV service beIN on channel 134, broadcasting 24-hours a day. “CBeebies is […]

Jim Jam, TVN among Cloudbabies buyers

Jim Jam and TVN in Poland and ETV in South Africa have bought Cloudbabies from UK-based Hoho Rights. Polish pubcaster TVN’s deal for the preschool series is for SVOD rights. Another Hoho-sold series, Everybody Loves a Moose, has gone to Dubai-based MBC for its channels in the Middle East and North Africa. The 52x10mins Cloudbabies […]

Disney XD orders two, renews two

Disney has ordered two new shows, Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer, and Country Club. Both will be produced in-house by Disney Television Animation, and will roll out in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer follows eccentric science-obsessed seventh-grader Billy Dilley and his lab partners Zeke and Marsha as they find themselves stuck […]

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